Creditor banks, investment funds and the IMF observe with great concern the withdrawal of the fiscal chapter of the Omnibus Law (January 26), attributed to the strike on (January 24), with massive presence in the streets of the entire country, and even in front of the embassies abroad. These entities see the “reverse” as a defeat of the ruling party that announces, there will be a constant claim. The IMF is studying the possible impossibility of reconciling a strong inflation aimed – among other things – at collecting more income and liquefying pesos at the same time, with the flip side of an eventual collapse in collection, due to a fall in economic activity, since the dynamics of income is much faster than the spending reductions applied in Argentina.
The evocation of a majority at the polls has not been enough to give substance to a regime that started taking everything before it. The rudiment of the word “majority” can easily be imposed on the thoughts of ordinary people, but the same does not happen if it is understood sociologically. This perspective requires the requirement of equality and the legal imperative of respect for rights that calls for considering the personal value of each member of the citizenry.
The finance minister and president of the BCRA, Mauricio Macri, began with an adjustment where 60% came from a reduction in expenses and 40% from an increase in income – increasing the tax burden and inflation. Now we not only have to recalculate the withdrawal of the tax increase, the recession is hitting hard on revenue. The adjustment falls on 99.5% of the citizens and, the remaining 0.5%, on the beneficiaries of the program as a whole.
The minister intended to lower GDP by 3% by reducing subsidies for energy and transportation (0.7% of GDP), now he could try to “accelerate the curve.” Likewise, he amputates (0.7% of GDP) to public works that destroy the investment made. Transfers to the provinces (0.5% of GDP), the exclusion of social programs (0.4% of GDP) and the decrease in operating expenses (0.5% of GDP) will be reviewed. On the income side, they intended to increase it by 2.2% of GDP, increasing the country tax (0.8% of GDP), withholdings – which are now being abandoned – on non-agricultural exports (0.5% of GDP); the rejected return to the income tax by his own voters (0.4% of GDP) and, a moratorium, plus an advance payment of the personal property tax (0.5% of GDP), which would not happen.
From the first day of government, we proceeded as if the greatest number of votes counted for the entirety, and was an acceptable way to approach the demand of the strongest. Well no, 44.35% said no to Milei, even in the runoff. In the first round, 71% said no and, the polls today would place him almost 11 points below the ballot..
DELEGATION OF POWERS
There are 3 powers in the Republic. Congress is the institution that summarizes the spirit and form of representative government, but it would lose its centrality if it willingly attends to the change in the nature of its operation, delegating powers to the Executive Branch. Besides, The trial was already done with Domingo Cavallo in March 2001, and it didn’t work.
The president’s expressions at the ministers’ meeting on Thursday (January 25) were: “I’m going to leave you without a penny,” “I’m going to melt you all down,” they didn’t add up.. In some cases the threat means weakness, but when it is issued, it constitutes an expression with which harm is anticipated. The threat is even a crime regulated between articles 169 and 171 of the Penal Code. It is possible that an attempt was made to frighten or unsettle the provincial governments, but there was unnecessary aggression.
ANGUSTITY, FEAR AND SADNESS IN CITIZENSHIP
To an ordinary observer, citizens look overwhelmed in front of the gondolas, at bus and train stops. Today in Argentina, everything is anguish, fear and sadness. There are already layoffs, closures and bankruptcies of SMEs will follow. Analysis becomes meaningless when there is no way to guarantee protection or the possibility of a positive future. Distressingly, this uncertainty is a reality that millions of Argentines face today.
Caputo said: “…in no way do we want something that is necessary and urgent to be delayed (The Omnibus Law), It is what we really want to show the world, because they are all watching” (January 26). We proceed by and for the multilateral credit organizations, the banks, the investment funds, trying to get the deputies to punish the citizens with this new social experiment.
RULE THE LOBBY
In the monasteries of the 16th century “labia” It was the place where clerics gathered for informal meetings. Then “labia” was adopted by the British House of Commons and, in the 19th century, it became the verb “lobbying”, activity carried out to persuade political representatives. In other countries, lobbying is regulated-accountable-, it is not done in the savoy hotel.
Caputo turned the threat into a habit. He intimidated the provinces that he was going to cut their funds if they did not support the omnibus law. He Governor Pullaro, expressed “anguish” in the face of the threat of Minister of Economy, Luis “Toto” Caputoof “delineate all provincial items that will be cut immediately if any of the economic articles of the ‘Bases’ Law are rejected.” (ámbito.com January 25, 2024)
The threat is primitive and is always linked to punishment: “If the Omnibus Law does not pass, the adjustment will be harsher”. “If it is not approved, it will be adjusted in another way”(Guillermo Francos). In the same direction, Caputo used the conference on the IMF agreement to threaten to deputies and senators: “To the extent that the law does not pass, the measures will be harsher and Argentines will suffer more.”
TYRANNY AND CULTURAL WARMISM
The unfortunate word tyranny was used by the vice president Victoria Villarroel, which had generated controversy with a journalist when he asked: “How do you plan to solve it if not with tyranny?” Those constant bravado, at some point favored the hawks of the PRO and LLA, who made warmongering a culture.
Remember Patricia Bullrich candidate, who He threatened Pablo Moyano with putting him in prison if he blocked the street. Before the strike, A.Mhe enraged the CGT with applying their repressive protocol. Cuneo Libarona threatened to sue the unions for the strikeignoring the right to strike and freedom of association. Adorni said that the government was analyzing whether to discount the work day for state workers. The government has made threats and verbal, symbolic and economic violence a culture
THE VIOLENCE economic and FREEDOM do not coexist
The aggressor (government) affects the economic survival of the victim (99.5% of the population). This onslaught is manifested through limitations aimed at controlling family income and expenses. When people’s purchasing power of the money they earn is taken away or diminished (via caused inflation, to liquefy with asset freezes), and they are prevented from spending their money for the benefit of themselves and their family, freedom is denied.
7 examples of anarchostatism and anarchodirigism:
- They are generating layoffs from the State, through unemployment policies.
- They have manufactured a resounding drop in salaries from the State.
- They are destroying the purchasing power of retirees and pensioners from the State.
- For the tenant of a 2-bedroom apartment without a car, the monthly rent is $500,000 indexed monthly or USD 450. If you earn $800,000, you have $300,000 left to eat, pay for electricity, gas, cell phone, cable, travel expenses…
- Not contributing to the provinces is an outrage to federalism.
- Demanding support under threat is a gang act.
- Remember the explanation: “The State is the same as a house”. At that time, if the government increased my household expenses, the State’s problem was transferred to me – How did it do it? – He increased my electricity, gas, services, taxes. They restricted my “freedom to choose” (Friedman). They manipulated my household expenses, I no longer have freedom, they decided what I can spend on and what I can’t. They chose without my consent for me to leave my vacation, give up the internet and TV package for $38,000, my dozen bakery bills for $5,000, my kilo of ice cream for $10,000…they have surpassed the insolent González Fraga. Could it be that they had made us believe that we could have ice cream and eat some bills on Sunday?
Long live freedom!
Director of Esperanza Foundation. https://fundacionesperanza.com.ar/ UBA Postgraduate Professor and Master’s Degrees at private universities. Master in International Economic Policy, Doctor in Political Science, author of 6 books
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